Independence Woman Arrested for Embezzling $70,000 in Union Funds

An Independence woman has been arrested for embezzling over $70,000 of union funds.

Maureen Kimmerle was arrested last Thursday. Independence Police say Kimmerle was the subject of an embezzlement investigation, which began in the fall of 2020.

Kimmerle allegedly misappropriated over $70,000 of AFSCME Union funds over a five-year period while serving as the union’s treasurer.

She has been charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct, First Degree Theft and First Degree Fraudulent Practices.

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